Entertainment Spotlight : Actor John Ceallach

Q: When did you know you wanted to be an actor?

A: I started as a child but took a long break between the 1980’s to early 2000’s time frame after serving almost 20 years combined between the military as a medic,a Police officer and later a private military contractor. I survived a lot and decided that was one of the things I did not complete to the fullest in my life. I ran off to Hollywood and just started doing it! 

Q: How has the industry evolved over the years?

A: it has pretty much been the same as other industries. It has evolved as much as technology has forced to evolve. Now you almost been anywhere and audition or work in Industry but If you want to learn the nuts and bolts you have to move to and work in LA, NYC, Atlanta or New Orleans. 

Q: What do you want visitors and locals to know about acting that they may not already know?

A: it’s a very hard career to get into, make any success and stay relevant . It can also have a lot of personalities that can get along or end hating each other. You do a film or TV series it can make or break a friendship or marriage. You also work very long hours in the 12 to 18 hour range as the norm. 

Q: What’s the craziest thing to happen on set?

A: I lost a pinky toe. No not really but it was close as a car rolled on my foot and mostly my toes. Also once got a compliment about my bald head by a well known actor known for having a bald head. He said , damn good hair style, son! 

Q: Who/what has been an inspiration for you for your craft?

A: I grew up with watching movies and TV and just want to do and give others the same thing that I got from it. It’s not saving the world but maybe, just maybe it might influence someone at the right time. I just hope those type of people don’t watch my more violent and darker projects and get influenced by that. 

Q: Describe acting in 5 words or less.


Q: What social media do you use?

A: Mostly Facebook and sometimes twitter where I post sometimes inspiring things but in reality they are mostly snarky, sarcastic but funny comments. 


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